Insider: CNN ‘Needs To Step Up And Fire Brian Stelter’

(Republican Party News) – According to a network insider who spoke with a British newspaper, CNN should give anchor Brian Stelter the boot after failing to report on the network’s former president Jeffrey Zucker’s long standing affair with a coworker.

“The network needs to step up and fire Brian Stelter,” the CNN employee went on to say in a conversation with The Daily Mail.

According to the Daily Wire, the employee went on to state that it’s “unconscionable” that Stelter would somehow allow himself to be “scooped” on the story concerning Zucker and his relationship with Allison Gollus, the network’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

“He is allegedly our top media reporter – yet he failed to report on the scoop that everyone in the office knew,” the CNN insider commented. “And if he wants to say he didn’t know, he is truly terrible at his job.”

“Zucker, who has held the office of president of CNN Worldwide since 2013 and has been chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports, resigned Wednesday after admitting to a ‘consensual relationship’ with a close colleague. The couple have worked together closely for 20 years at multiple networks. Katie Couric described the couple as ‘joined at the hip’ in her 2021 memoir. One source told the Daily Mail their relationship, which the source says began much earlier than they let on to the public, was ‘an open secret,'” the Daily Wire said.

“Brian Stelter should be calling his agent to start looking for another job,” an individual the newspaper would only identify as “a cable news veteran” who wanted to remain anonymous.

“He’s been Jeff Zucker’s water boy for years and no one believes he didn’t know about all of this,” the anonymous source continued.

“He’s been sitting on his moral high horse doing Jeff’s bidding and ripping Fox [News] and every other media outlet that Jeff tells him to while his ratings crash and burn. Where was he on the biggest story at his own network after chastising everyone else?” the veteran went on to ask.

The affair involving Zucker and Gollust came to the surface during CNN’s probe of anchor Chris Cuomo, whom the network gave a pink slip to after allegations that he advised his brother, the disgraced former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, along with allegations of sexual harassment.

Rolling Stone said, “Zucker and Gollust were advising the governor at the beginning of the Covid pandemic in ways not dissimilar to what led to Chris Cuomo’s dismissal.”

“Jake Tapper suspected that Chris Cuomo or his legal team had reason to leak word about Zucker’s relationship if CNN refused to pay the remaining $18 million of Cuomo’s contract, according to the Wall Street Journal. AT&T reportedly negotiated with Zucker to resign in exchange for settling Cuomo’s contractual obligations for $9 million, reported the New York Post,” the report stated.

In a memo concerning his resignation, which was shared by Stelter, Zucker referred to his nine years with CNN as an “amazing run,” which is hilarious given the fact that the network actually lost tons of viewers during his time as president, with the exception of a single day last January.

Stelter, who hosts the “Reliable Sources” program, has attempted to downplay the massive ratings slide the network has experienced stating that “misleading ratings #’s get weaponized by Trumpworld.”

However, Stelter himself has experienced falling ratings and a major decrease in trust from the viewing audience.

“In December overall, according to Nielsen ratings, “Reliable Sources” averaged 693,000 viewers with 152,000 in the demo. Fox News’ 11 a.m. ET competitor, “Media Buzz,” averaged 1.460 million viewers, of which 217,000 were in the demo,” The Wrap stated in its report.

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